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SPLA-IO condemns attack on peace convoy in South Sudan’s state


Northern Liech Governor (L) welcomes SSPDF chief of staff (C) and SPLA-IO Deputy chief of staff in Bentiu on 24 Dec 2018 (ST Photo)
March 27, 2019 (JUBA) - The SPLA-IO dissociated itself from an ambush on a boat carrying a peace delegation heading to Nasir from the group-controlled Mandeng area of Sobat/Latjor state in the Upper Nile region.

According to a statement he released on Wednesday Col. Lam Paul Gabriel SPLA-IO Deputy Military Spokesperson said unidentified gunmen attacked the boat on 26 March killing a Member of Parliament got killed including security personnel from the SPLA IO.

The boat captain and another security personnel were also injured in the attack, Gabriel added.

"This is an act done by criminals who don’t value the importance of peace. The SPLA-IO security team is working hard to pursue and apprehend these two criminals and bring them to justice," he stressed.

Peter Lam Both, the spokesperson for the SPLM in Government, told Reuters that the incident had happened late on Tuesday when fighters of the White Army militia which is close to the SPLA-IO ambushed the peace convoy in a village in Latjor State of the Upper Nile region.

Further, he called on the ceasefire monitoring body and UN peacekeepers as well as the Joint Defence Board to investigate the "criminal act and to bring the peace spoilers to book"


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  • 27 March 21:16, by Malakal county Simon

    It’s seems the white-army are not happy with the peace signed peace, and the traitors will the pay ultimate price, one by one.... By the way Sudan Tribune, dont confuse your customers with the wrong picture that does match with the article!!

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    • 27 March 22:17, by Marco A. Wek

      Peace is a bumpy road and it was not the whole White Army who did this but two individuals who might have been angry for the loss of their loved ones during the war.
      Peace is the best choice for our people. Politicians don’t care about them and they should be left alone to struggle with their lives. Who knew South Sudanese people would be worst than when we were under united Sudan

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      • 28 March 07:55, by Midit Mitot

        Marco A.wek,
        that,s compatriot commends, every peace accord must have challenges and yet continues in good way, so these two Youths must be bring to the justice.

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    • 28 March 07:46, by Midit Mitot

      Malakal County Simon,

      It,s not because Civilians does,t like peace but alcohol influence is so much from Youths. Mandeng (Nasir) community are for peace now, those attacked boat were criminals and they must be bring to the book.

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      • 28 March 09:00, by Kush Natives

        Midit Mitot,
        I completely agree with you on that point! But, not just that, youth are left without hope. Otherwise, they think twice before committing such behavior, because they’re the one paying the price at the end of the day. Mandeng community should help on this, otherwise without their help, those attackers will commit more worse crimes than what we’re talking about right now.

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        • 28 March 10:14, by Midit Mitot

          Kush Natives,

          You are absolutely right, some Youths have traumatized much than any in this country, but as peace actors, we need to engage them on peace activities so that their frustration could revert to normal life. Every one among them is developing bad behaviors in the whole region.

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      • 29 March 09:27, by Eastern

        Midit Mitot,

        Then tell your nuer youths to stop alcohol consumption. Doing things under the influence of alcohol nearly wiped out dinka youths in Lakes state....

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        • 1 April 15:41, by Midit Mitot

          The issue is, those who have taught them to drink alcohol seriously are your people at the corridor there. Alcohol is so common in Equatoria, before our people came to your end, none of them was drunkard.

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  • 29 March 05:22, by Joseph Canada

    You force fake Peace on people whose families were slaughtered in Juba and no reason given. Their love ones were just killed because of their ethnicity and now you are going to force them to face your own tribal made justice? Isn’t that what Colonizers did in Africa?

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